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Module code:PLING228(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Semantics Research Seminar
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Nathan Klinedinst/Daniel Rothschild/Yasutada Sudo
Organiser's location:Room 115C, Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):
Module prerequisites:Familiarity with formal semantics. PLING218 (Advanced Semantic Theory) provides appropriate background. 
Module outline:In this year's seminar we will aim to assess, based on current literature, motivations for alternatives to standard semantic frameworks: dynamic semantics, situation semantics, and truth-maker semantics. In doing this we will also aim to clarify how they differ on a formal level from standard frameworks. Specific topics to be considered include: donkey anaphora and cross-sentential anaphora: dynamic vs. e-type approaches, extensions of dynamic approaches (plural anaphora, modal subordination), presupposition projection, truth-maker semantics.  
Module aims:In addition to providing a critical introduction to the relevant literature, the module aims to hone theoretical and research skills, 
Module objectives:and foster original research. 
Key skills provided by module:Ability to engage with current research in semantics, as a foundation for conducting original research. 
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Portfolio 100.00%. 
Notes:available as an option module (numbers permitting), interested students should contact the module organiser, Nathan Klinedinst ( 
Taking this module as an option?:Available as an option module 
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Last updated:2014-12-12 20:24:45 by